The Sid and Scud show was practically hijacked at Staples Center by a man put on waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes last March.

It was a lively performance from forward Jussi Jokinen, who had a hand in the first three Pittsburgh goals one goal and two assists in the Penguins' 4-1 win over the Kings on Thursday night. Penguins star Sidney Crosby had one assist and goalie Jeff Zatkoff, a Kings draft pick in 2006 and a fixture for them in the American Hockey League for parts of four seasons, got the win.

The Kings are staggering toward the now-welcome Olympic break in sight with one win in eight games. They hardly appeared energized by the challenge of a rare Los Angeles appearance by Crosby, who was playing at Staples Center for only the third time in his impressive career.

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